Superintendent Search Survey
The School Board of Florence School District One invites you to complete a survey to assist with the district's current Superintendent Search. This survey will be open through March 6, 2018. To participate in the Superintendent Search survey, please click here.
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Updated - 2/9/2018 - School officials in Florence School District One have announced that carbon monoxide sensors have been installed in the science labs at West Florence High.
For the next two months, Schools in Florence One are putting out the welcome mats for all local citizens to see what local public schools have to offer. The 10th Annual Showcase of Schools will be held in February and March, and each school in Florence One will put on programs and displays which range from guided tours of Montessori education to an overview of student demonstrations of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programs.
Through a three-way partnership among Florence One, the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and The School Foundation, a program designed for business and community leaders to spend time getting a unique, behind-the-scenes look into schools in Florence One continues in its third year. The program, known as the Fellows in Education Program, began with an orientation today for its members.
For Release: February 20, 2018
Re: Emergency Evacuation Drill Conducted at Wilson High on Wednesday
Wilson High School Students, Faculty & Staff
Local Law Enforcement Officials
Florence Center Staff Members
Florence City & County First Responders
School Emergency Response Teams
The Florence One Transportation Department
Florence School District One Emergency Command Center
Emergency bus evacuation drill of Wilson High School students, faculty and staff to the Florence Center.
Approximately 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
From Wilson High, 1411 Old Marion Highway, Florence SC, to the Florence Center, 3300 West Radio Drive, Florence SC.
Wilson High School students, faculty and staff will evacuate their school and be transported by school buses to the Florence Center for an emergency practice drill on Wednesday morning. Area emergency agencies and vehicles will participate with Florence School District One in this activity. The drill is a part of a comprehensive evaluation of the school district’s emergency plan.
Prior to Wednesday’s drill, school district officials met with law enforcement agencies to fine-tune the details of the evacuation drill. Prior to the drill, Wilson High school parents received a phone call as a reminder of this upcoming emergency preparedness drill.
Florence One Board of Trustees Seeks Community, Staff Input in Search Process
The search for a new superintendent to lead the Florence One School District has begun, and the Florence One School Board seeks input from employees and the community to assist with the process.
Community and staff engagement activities are planned for Feb. 20-22 and will allow employees and citizens in the Florence One community an opportunity to share feedback on the characteristics and skill set desired in the next superintendent. A team from BWP & Associates, the national search firm selected by the Florence One School Board to assist with the search process, will seek suggestions, answer questions, and explain the search process during scheduled meetings and forums.
"One of the main outcomes of this community engagement process will be the creation of a Leadership Profile which will identify the characteristics and skill set our next superintendent needs to be successful in our district and community," said Barry Townsend, Chairman of the Florence One School Board. "This profile will assist the search team in its recruiting efforts and the Board in its selection process."
On Tuesday, Feb. 20, a public forum for the Florence One community will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in Poynor Auditorium located in the district at 301 S. Dargan St. This Forum is open to anyone in the public who would like to attend.
An employee forum, open to all district employees, will also be held at Poynor on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 4 to 5 p.m. In addition, small group meetings will be conducted by search team consultants Feb. 20, 21, and 22 with established staff, parent, student, and community groups.
The search team will utilize input collected from forums, the small group meetings, and interviews with school board members to draft a Leadership Profile of the next superintendent. The Board will work with the consultants to finalize and approve this profile, which will be used to both recruit and assess candidates.
In addition to community engagement meetings and forums, a community survey will be launched Feb. 20 on the district website (www.fsd1.org) and be open through March 6. Results of the survey will offer additional input collected during the search process.
The community engagement process is designed to allow anyone in the Florence One community an opportunity to share feedback as the Board works to find the next leader for the district. "The Board encourages and appreciates any participation in these planned activities," said Townsend.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Public Forum - Community Input in Search Process
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Employee Forum - Employee Input in Search Process
6:00 PM Board of Trustees Called Meeting
March 16, 2018
March 23, 2018
March 30, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Half Day - No Lunch Served
April 2, 2018